Jefferson Airplane’s Paul Kantner dies at 74

Another great rock musician dies, with two of Jefferson airplane’s greatest hits, belted out live at Woodstock, with Grace Slick on lead vocals, and Kantner on lead guitar and backing her up. Enjoy.


Jefferson Airplane. White Rabbit. Live Woodstock 1969. Original video

Jefferson Airplane – Somebody To Love (Live at Woodstock Music & Art Fair, 1969)

The musician had been in ill health in recent years, with Kantner suffering a heart attack in March 2015, according to the paper.

 With Jefferson Airplane, Kantner helped pioneer the oft-imitated psychedelic sound: simple, fuzzy guitar lines steeped in dreamlike reverb. The group formed in 1965 and, within a few years, scored hits with “Somebody to Love” and “White Rabbit.” In their first run, five of the band’s seven albums went gold, including 1967’s Surrealistic Pillow and 1968’s Crown of Creation.

Verging on a breakup in the early Seventies, Kantner recorded a solo album, Blows Against the Empire, with Jefferson Airplane singer Grace Slick, crediting it to Paul Kantner and Jefferson Starship. The album was nominated for a…

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